China Sourcing Fairs in Shanghai to showcase over 800 booths - up over 70% percent from previous shows

New Gifts & Premiums show to run concurrently with Baby & Children's Products and Fashion Accessories events

Jan 13, 2010, 00:30 ET from Global Sources

SHANGHAI, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources' (Nasdaq: GSOL) China Sourcing Fairs (http://www.chinasourcingfairs.com ) in Shanghai Jan. 13-15, 2010 will feature over 800 booths -- an increase of over 70 percent from previous events.

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The China Sourcing Fairs: Baby & Children's Products, Fashion Accessories and Gifts & Premiums are being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

More than 20,000 buyers have pre-registered to attend, including international buyers from B&Q, Coles Group, Li & Fung, Miu Miu, ThreeSixty Sourcing & Triumph. Domestic buyers from LianHua HuaShang, Home Shopping Shanghai, Bosideng, Hailuo Group, New World Department Store, Peak and StepWolves have also registered to attend.

President of Global Sources Exhibitions, Tommy Wong, said: "These Fairs are unique in that they offer both opportunities to buy from China and to sell to the fast-growing domestic market.

"China's imports and retail sales are booming -- up nearly 27 percent and 16 percent, respectively, in November 2009 from a year ago.

"These shows are the perfect platform for buyers to profit from China's domestic growth. They enable buyers to source more domestically for resale locally. In a survey we conducted last December, 81 percent of China buyers who source domestically indicated they plan to increase sourcing volumes in 2010. Seventy percent expected their sales to the domestic market to increase this year.

"Whether a supplier is focused on domestic or international markets, the China Sourcing Fairs in Shanghai offer a highly effective channel to profit from China's booming economy."

China Sourcing Fair: Gifts & Premiums launches in Shanghai

"To meet demand from buyers, we have added our specialized Gift & Premiums fair to our line-up of Shanghai events," Wong said. "As companies in China spend more on marketing and promotions, gift and premium items have become a hot category.

"And, fashion accessories and baby and children's products are more popular than ever as personal incomes in China continue to rise and consumers are more likely to spend more on these kinds of items."

China Sourcing Fairs to feature free seminars and other value-added services

Free seminars covering a range of topics including buying from China, negotiating and industry trends will be held daily during the events. Special Buyers' Lounges are also available offering free Internet access, refreshments and sourcing information.

The three co-located shows are running on Jan. 13-15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All qualified buyers are entitled to receive free admission, a free Show Guide and Venue Maps. For more information about the shows, please visit the China Sourcing Fair website: http://www.chinasourcingfair.com .

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 854,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.5 million products and more than 247,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 12 specialized trade shows which run 30 times a year across 10 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 96 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online (http://www.globalsources.com ) alone.

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 39 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 60 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has about 2,500 team members in more than 40 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for its Chinese-language media.

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